Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform is not easy or intuitive to deploy. The difficulty will be impacted by the type of application that you are trying to use the platform to build. Organizations that wish to use this product will likely want to bring in an engineer from Microsoft to guide the team responsible for the deployment. It is possible for a company to handle the setup themselves as a great deal of documentation is provided. However, it does not make clear what licensing requirements are needed for the program to run. Even if you follow the step-by-step instructions, you will not necessarily be able to immediately use Azure. While Azure does require a fair number of updates, a minimal amount of work is all that is actually required on the part of a maintenance team to keep the platform running smoothly.
The Salesforce Platform is somewhat easier to deploy than Azure. As is the case with Azure, deployment will be affected by the project that you are seeking to implement. However, there are no hidden licensing surprises and as a result it will be ready to go once you have completed the setup process.
Azure’s pricing model is pay-as-you go. The greater number of features that you choose to employ, the greater the expense. This allows for a sort of price customization. However, this model does have a drawback. It requires companies that use this platform to keep a close eye on their budget to prevent costs from spiraling out of control.
The Salesforce Platform is priced annually and the cost is not set. The type of cloud network that you use can have an impact on the price.
Both Microsoft’s Azure platform and Salesforce offer effective products. It is more difficult to deploy Azure than Salesforce. These platforms are both easy to manage. However, Azure is the solution whose overall price is potentially more reasonable.
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